As Israeli forces intensify their ground and air operations in the Gaza Strip, international calls to protect civilians are growing.
The White House warned Israel on Sunday to distinguish between Hamas militants and innocent civilians, as world leaders urged immediate humanitarian aid to reach the war-torn Palestinian territory.
Israel’s military announced that it had carried out airstrikes on more than 450 militant targets in the past 24 hours. These targets included Hamas command centers and positions used to launch anti-tank missiles. Large columns of smoke billowed over Gaza City as a result of the attacks. Military spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said the airstrikes resulted in the deaths of dozens of Hamas terrorists.
Israel’s retaliatory bombing has left more than 8,000 Palestinians dead since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack, which reportedly killed at least 1,400 people, mostly civilians, according to the health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.
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